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President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly to run the Department of Homeland Security, turning to a blunt-spoken border security hawk who clashed with the Obama administration over women in combat and plans to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to people familiar with the decision.



Republicans seek to speed up approval for Mattis waiver in must-pass budget bill

Republicans in Congress proposed legislation Tuesday that could speed up approval of a waiver for Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to be considered for defense secretary.


Judge throws out Marine Corps decision to remove officer who sent classified warning to colleagues

The judge ruled the decision against Maj. Jason Brezler will be vacated because the Navy "violated its own discovery rule" by failing to provide Brezler with all documents relevant to his case before an administrative hearing.


Wider blame cast in California National Guard bonus scandal

The first hint of the scandal that has engulfed the California National Guard came more than eight years ago with a one-page memo that disclosed an internal investigation of a sergeant working at Mather Airport in Sacramento.



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F/A-18C jet crashes off Japan, efforts to recover pilot underway

A Marine Corps F/A-18C fighter jet crashed Wednesday off the coast of Japan, the service said in a statement.


Pentagon has drafted misleading F-35 answers, testing chief says

Pentagon officials have been preparing a misleading assessment of progress on Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35, the costliest U.S. weapons program, the Defense Department's chief tester warned.


DODEA’s tech symposium takes off for Mars

The planet Mars has captured the public imagination recently thanks to the Matt Damon movie “The Martian” and the National Geographic Channel’s miniseries “Mars.” It’s also the focus of this year’s DODEA STEMposium.



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Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year

The Time cover reads, "Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America" and the cover image features a photograph of the president-elect sitting in his private residence at Trump Tower.


DODEA’s tech symposium takes off for Mars

The planet Mars has captured the public imagination recently thanks to the Matt Damon movie “The Martian” and the National Geographic Channel’s miniseries “Mars.” It’s also the focus of this year’s DODEA STEMposium.


An Afghan woman goes from refugee to military pilot

From a childhood as a refugee, Capt. Safia Ferozi is now flying a transport plane for Afghanistan's air force as the country's second female pilot, a sign of the efforts to bring more women into the armed forces.


Judges dismiss injunction to stop Okinawa helipad construction

An Okinawa court has dealt a likely death blow to efforts to halt helipad construction related to the largest Okinawa land return from the U.S. military since 1972.


Somalia recaptures town from Islamic State-linked fighters; 34 dead

A Somali official says security forces have recaptured a port town from Islamic State-linked fighters in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland.


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Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year

The Time cover reads, "Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America" and the cover image features a photograph of the president-elect sitting in his private residence at Trump Tower.


DODEA’s tech symposium takes off for Mars

The planet Mars has captured the public imagination recently thanks to the Matt Damon movie “The Martian” and the National Geographic Channel’s miniseries “Mars.” It’s also the focus of this year’s DODEA STEMposium.


An Afghan woman goes from refugee to military pilot

From a childhood as a refugee, Capt. Safia Ferozi is now flying a transport plane for Afghanistan's air force as the country's second female pilot, a sign of the efforts to bring more women into the armed forces.


Judges dismiss injunction to stop Okinawa helipad construction

An Okinawa court has dealt a likely death blow to efforts to halt helipad construction related to the largest Okinawa land return from the U.S. military since 1972.


Somalia recaptures town from Islamic State-linked fighters; 34 dead

A Somali official says security forces have recaptured a port town from Islamic State-linked fighters in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland.



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Sailors who served in Civil War navies finally get their stories told

For all the attention historians have devoted to Civil War soldiers, they have paid relatively short shrift to the more than 100,000 sailors who fought on ships at sea, on the Mississippi River, or on the innumerable inland waterways that crisscrossed the South's battlefields.



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Why a US president needs a 'White House on wings'

Sure, it has plush leather seats, a bed and abundant hot meals served on plates emblazoned with the presidential seal. But there are more critical reasons the president of the United States wants - and needs - Air Force One.


Sailors who served in Civil War navies finally get their stories told

For all the attention historians have devoted to Civil War soldiers, they have paid relatively short shrift to the more than 100,000 sailors who fought on ships at sea, on the Mississippi River, or on the innumerable inland waterways that crisscrossed the South's battlefields.


Judge throws out Marine Corps decision to remove officer who sent classified warning to colleagues

The judge ruled the decision against Maj. Jason Brezler will be vacated because the Navy "violated its own discovery rule" by failing to provide Brezler with all documents relevant to his case before an administrative hearing.


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Why a US president needs a 'White House on wings'

Sure, it has plush leather seats, a bed and abundant hot meals served on plates emblazoned with the presidential seal. But there are more critical reasons the president of the United States wants - and needs - Air Force One.


Sailors who served in Civil War navies finally get their stories told

For all the attention historians have devoted to Civil War soldiers, they have paid relatively short shrift to the more than 100,000 sailors who fought on ships at sea, on the Mississippi River, or on the innumerable inland waterways that crisscrossed the South's battlefields.


Judge throws out Marine Corps decision to remove officer who sent classified warning to colleagues

The judge ruled the decision against Maj. Jason Brezler will be vacated because the Navy "violated its own discovery rule" by failing to provide Brezler with all documents relevant to his case before an administrative hearing.



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Friends remember former Heisman winner found dead in Colo. park

Friends, ex-teammates and former coaches mourn Rashaan Salaam upon hearing of his death in a park near University of Colorado, where he stamped his name as one of the greatest players in the program's history.


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Friends remember former Heisman winner found dead in Colo. park

Friends, ex-teammates and former coaches mourn Rashaan Salaam upon hearing of his death in a park near University of Colorado, where he stamped his name as one of the greatest players in the program's history.



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